From the creative mind of the dub influenced Fucoza, comes the 2nd EP from Exegene.
He shows us a fusion of mechanical, dry sounding, driving drums with Arabic influenced vocals, strings, and tearing synthlines.
The first track, B13, starts off the EP by creating an energetic creepy vibe, with some crisp snares accompanied by blips and strange noises. As the tune progresses, a mixture of strange haunting Eastern sounding strings and delayed stabs come into play. The track then drops into a quiet, chilling dialogue before going back into the heavy drums and ripping synthlines.
Inner Monologue then continues the dark creepyness of the EP, with the combination of obscure background noises and tight drums. The song proceeds to breakdown into a dark and lonely ambience which then crawls back into its eerie self.
For the last track Fucoza takes a new perspective on B13, adding his own flavour of dub and Arabic sounds.
DuB13 carries on the arcane feel to the EP. The track proceeds like the other two, with some punchy,tight drums, while slowly some strange, but effectively used vocals emerge out of this Eastern dub influenced track. The vocals then rise above the other instruments to finish of the abstruse vibe of this EP, bring it to a close.
December 14, 2004 Subject:
a unique vibe
Cleanly produced drum lines are this release's strongest aspect. The use of eastern sounds creates a completely unique vibe that pulls me along with the tracks. This is drum and bass you can put on and let your mind space out. The effects in Inner Monologue float through my head giving my body chills.
December 12, 2004 Subject:
Ambient dnb or what. Interesting for sure. Dub 13 best track for me. Oriental feel to it. The other two a bit boring. Blows nothing away. Too little happens in the music. But good craftmansship. Dub 13 saves the release. Keep em comin'
DJ Montana from www.clubbasement.dk